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1878 Lithograph Catherine G Loch Art Donuill Mac Morraichaidh Tomb Scotland ZZ15
1878 Lithograph Catherine G Loch Art Donuill Mac Morraichaidh Tomb Scotland ZZ15

1878 Lithograph Catherine G Loch Art Donuill Mac Morraichaidh Tomb Scotland ZZ15

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"Old Tomb in the Church at Durness, Sutherland"

This is an original 1878 black and white lithograph of a drawing by Catherine G. Loch of the tomb of Irish pirate and bandit, Donuill Mac Morraichaidh, that is located inside Balnakeil Old Church in the village of Durness in Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom. The inscription carved on the slab reads; "Donald Mac Murdoch here lies low / Was ill to his friend, worse to his foe / True to his Master in weal and woe / 1623". His tomb was said to have been built into the wall of the church so that his enemies couldn't walk over his grave.

Please note that a digital image of the letterpress text description is attached. Please see both images.


This 135+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. Some light surface rub.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10.75 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer rare lithographs from one of the most exclusive collections of lithographs that we have acquired in our 10 years in business. This lithograph, as with all lithographs from this collection that we will release over time, is from a very short run of lithographs produced in the mid to late 19th century. Twelve lithographs were produced for the artist after their submission, and then only enough portfolios were created so that each submitting artist received one copy, plus each member of the drawing group would receive one. It is estimated by the creators of these portfolios that a total between 50 and 100 were produced for that season of releases. These are exceptionally rare and scarce, and it is almost impossible to secure one of these individual lithographs.

Of particular interest to collectors of rare lithographs is the content of the letterpress artwork/drawing descriptions supplied by the artists. We will include this original letterpress description whenever possible, and it will be noted in the first paragraph of the listing description whether the original letterpress description will be included in the shipment, or if only the digital image of that information is available.

Each year a different subject was the focus of the contributing artists, and over the course of nearly 40 years, subjects included: remains of antiquity, ancient ecclesiastical, military, and domestic edifices; sepulchral slabs, crosses, monuments, and brasses; fonts, stained glass, tiles, and bell marks; arms and armor; costume, embroidery, and jewelry; glass, pottery, and porcelain; furniture, sculpture, and wood carvings; regalia, insignia of office, personal decorations, and badges of dignity and authority; illuminations from ancient MSS; copies of rare prints and portraits; seals, medals, coins; heraldry; matters relating to state or ceremony; ancient games, sports, and customs; architectural illustrations of private properties, public buildings, businesses, and hotels; incidents of travel, menus, programs for concerts, private theatricals, and more.

We have more than 800 individual, unique lithographs to release from these drawing groups, and we will release several small groups each week. The individual link shown below that leads you to other items in this collection, will only bring up a single release. If you wish to see ALL items released from all of these collections, simply go to our eBay store and do a search for zz* (that's a zz followed by an asterisk) and this will return all of the available releases. Check back once a week to see the newest collections added.

This piece was illustrated by Loch, Catherine G.. Artist name printed on page - top right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Celtic

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